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'If a company can get FDI, an NGO too can get foreign funds'

'The government is using the Intelligence Bureau to go after NGOs.''It is not only the NDA, the UPA also didn't like NGOs.''NGOs predominantly work with the poor. So, when you cancel an NGO, the......

Fresh storm over 'tutoring of witnesses' in Ishrat case

A media report that the head of the inquiry into the missing Ishrat Jahan files had allegedly tutored a key witness set off a fresh storm on Thursday with Congress pushing for suo motu action by......

Licence of noted lawyer Indira Jaising's NGO suspended for 6 months

Licence of NGO run by noted lawyer Indira Jaising--'Lawyers' Collective'--was on Wednesday suspended by the Modi government for six months for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution......

'Modi can learn much from Narasimha Rao'

Jairam Ramesh, a familiar figure in Indian politics, is known for his felicity with both the spoken and written word. After the Manmohan Singh government was voted out in May 2014, Jairam Ramesh,......

Why governments don't like certain NGOs

'There is nothing traitorous about highlighting the poor record of your own government. If the Indian government does something wrong, we all have the right to point this out at any forum,......

Ericsson seeks exemption from sharing source code

Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson on Thursday said vendors should be exempt from sharing 'source code' of hardware, as it was proprietary information, and sought toning down of penal......

Anand Sharma seeks relief for exporters

Batting for exporters hit hard by global downturn, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and made out a strong case for fiscal relief for the......

Exports remain downhill; Govt promises help

As exports dipped by 30 per cent in May -- extending the fall to eighth month in a row-- the government today reviewed the grave situation with top exporters promising them incentives. "We will be......

Corporates engage staff to stem exodus

In today's competitive corporate environment with companies trying to attract talent with lucrative offers, 'workforce engagement' or rather making an employee feel at home in the office, is the......

Rupee rise: India Inc eyes foreign buyouts

While the rupee's sharp rally is becoming a cause for heartburn among exporters, it is giving attractive foreign acquisition opportunities to some of the big corporate houses such as Mahindra and......

When Dilip Kumar almost got arrested

Malavika Sangghvi gives us fascinating glimpses from Dilip Kumar's life. This article was first published on Rediff.com December 10, 2012. In the early '80s, my mother and I were holidaying in Goa......

PIX: Ranbir, Dia, Lara celebrate at Prithvi

Prithvi theatre turns 40! Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kapoor's Prithvi Theatre marks 40 years this November. And, this year, the Prithvi Theatre Festival is being held from......

PIX: Bhumi, Sonakshi, Ekta party with Karan Johar

Party all night, Bollywood style! Who said Valentine's Day is only about couples? Karan Johar hosted a party for single celebs at his home in Mumbai last night. Here's a look at those who rocked......

Couples who married on Valentine's Day

Filmi V-Day weddings! Valentine's Day is a good time to cement your love. And these Bollywood actors went a step ahead, and solemnised their relationship on the special day. Here's looking at......

Raja Sen's Most Memorable Characters of 2015

Who were the ones we'd have liked to see more of, or ones we wouldn't mind running into again? In this eclectic year for the movies, who were the characters that stayed with us? Who were the ones......

MSD@40: Dhoni's Awesome Journey

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 40 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. One of India's most loved cricketers, MSD led India to three World Cup titles and the No 1 ranking in Test cricket. As the legend turns 40,......

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka thrash Mumbai to enter knockout stage

R Vinay Kumar (3/32) and HS Sharath (3/12) shared six wickets between them on the fourth and final day to score a historic 160-run win over defending champions Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy Group A......

Ranji round-up: Karnataka crush Punjab, Odisha draw against Mumbai

Natraj Behera scored his second century of the match as Odisha rallied to earn a draw after being forced to follow on against Mumbai, on the fourth and final day of their Group A Ranji Trophy......

Gurusaidutt in semis of Tata Open

Top seed R M V Gurusaidutt entered the men's singles semi-finals, but women's defending champion P C Thulasi and reigning National champion Sayali Gokhale were knocked out of the US $15,000 Tata......

Spotted: Brendon McCullum in Christchurch

Reader Anand Pillai us this photograph. 'I thought of sharing a moment I had with BrendonMcCullum at Christchurch, New Zealand', he writes. Thank-you, Anand, for sharing this picture. If you......

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